Articles by author: Michael Rosenthal(32 results)

Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too

Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack: Neither boxer exited the ring with any degree of satisfaction after fighting to a majority draw Saturday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. They both scored points in th...Read More

Weekend Review: Lomachenko's Invasion of 135 Begins

Vasyl Lomachenko: Lomachenko is human after all but you wouldn’t know it by the manner in which he emerged victorious on Saturday in New York City. “Hi-Tech” was forced to go low tech, relying as muc...Read More

Weekend Review: Golovkin Back in KO Column, Haye Plummets

Golovkin KO 2 Martirosyan: Gennady Golovkin evidently needed to release pent up frustration on a cool Saturday night in Carson, California. And Vanes Martirosyan happened to be in front of him. Poor V...Read More

Weekend Review: Dogboe Makes Statement, Miller Nears Shot

Issac Dogboe: Sometimes a fighter just needs an opportunity. Jessie Magdaleno, then the WBO junior featherweight titleholder, was scheduled to fight mandatory challenger Cesar Juarez in November but h...Read More

Weekend Review: Charlo, Davis, Frampton Shine - Donaire Falls

Gervonta Davis: Davis had a lot of competition for “biggest winner” this past weekend. Jermall Charlo ended his fight with Hugo Centeno inside two rounds. Carl Frampton schooled Nonito Donaire. And Am...Read More

Weekend Review: Tyson Fury is Finally Back in Heavyweight Mix

Return of Tyson Fury: The heavyweight division just got a lot more interesting. I have no idea how the former heavyweight champ will do in the ring after a 2½-year layoff, which will end when he steps...Read More

Weekend Review: Jarret Hurd Arrives, DeGale-Truax Not Pretty

Jarrett Hurd: To appreciate what Hurd accomplished in his split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara on Saturday night in Las Vegas, one could look at the loser. Lara is one of the most-gifted active ...Read More

Weekend Review: NSAC Does Right on Canelo, Joshua Looks Flat

A fighter who supposedly is taking the world by storm is supposed to lift fans out of their seats, not put them to sleep. And that’s what Joshua did on Saturday night in Wales, although he had a lot o...Read More

Weekend Review: Canelo's Suspension, Golovkin Sounds Off

Canelo suspended: I’m guessing members of the Nevada State Athletic Commission broke into a cold sweat when they heard Canelo Alvarez tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol a few weeks a...Read More

Weekend Review: Jose Ramirez Rises, Felix Verdejo Crumbles

He has neither special technique nor unusual punching power but no one demands more from himself than the former U.S. Olympian, a trait that could take him a long way in his chosen sport. Ramirez (22-...Read More

Weekend Review: Canelo's Test, Garcia Takes Belt, Prograis Rises

Canelo Alvarez’s positive drug test: Enough is enough. Alvarez tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol, which the fighter blames on contaminated meat he consumed in Mexic...Read More

Weekend Review: Deontay Wilder Makes a Dramatic Statement

Deontay Wilder: Wilder’s critics undoubtedly were poised to pounce on the WBC heavyweight titleholder in the seventh round on Saturday, when Luis Ortiz had Wilder out on his feet and on the verge of h...Read More

Weekend Review: Sor Rungvisai, Arroyo & Nietes Rise on Superfly

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: If Juan Francisco Estrada can’t outbox Sor Rungvisai, who can? Naoya Inoue? Nobody? Sor Rungvisai, coming off a one-punch knockout of Roman Gonzalez, surprised many in the boxi...Read More

Weekend Review: Groves Proves His Level, Eubank Jr. Sinks

George Groves: Groves was too talented and too young to write off in 2015 but things didn’t look good. The Londoner had lost each of his three world titles fights, two to Carl Froch (both by knockout)...Read More

Weekend Review: Roy Jones Closes The Book on His Long Career

Roy Jones Jr.: Roy Jones hasn’t been Roy Jones for more than a decade. The real Roy Jones was something to behold. The four-division titleholder, now 49, outpointed someone named Scott Sigmon on Thurs...Read More

Weekend Review: Gassiev Impressive - Ramirez, Ancajas Upside

Murat Gassiev: Gassiev couldn’t have looked much better in the biggest fight of his career. Now comes his biggest challenge. Gassiev was expected to face stiff resistance from Yunier Dorticos in the s...Read More

Weekend Review: Matthysse Looks Flat, Usyk Tested, More

Usyk’s handlers probably didn’t expect him to encounter such heavy resistance but they did expect him to end up where he is: in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. Usyk cruised in the opening ...Read More

Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More

Errol Spence: Who’s the No. 1 fighter pound for pound? Depends when you ask. After Vasyl Lomachenko fights, everyone seems to agree “it doesn’t get better than that.” After Terence Crawford fights, yo...Read More

Weekend Review: Shields, Amir Khan, Ergashev, Spence, More

Claressa Shields: I have to be honest: I was more excited to see the Shohjahon Ergashev fight than the Shields-Tori Nelson matchup Saturday on Showtime. That’s not a knock on Shields. It’s just diffic...Read More

Murder of Boxing Manager Remains Unsolved 40 Years Later

Murder of Boxing Manager Remains Unsolved 40 Years Later

By Michael Rosenthal - It’s a true story of tragedy and perseverance, of love and devotion. And it could be in a theater near you soon. The battered body of Howie Steindler, a well-known boxing manage...Read More